Drive so others survive

Friday 7 May, 2021

Tamworth Regional Council is appealing to drivers to take the road safety pledge so others survive, as part of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week from 16 to 23 May 2021.

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partners in road safety with the local, State and Federal government. 

Transport for NSW Senior Manager, Community and Place Michael Papadopoulos said that it is important that everyone remains safe on our roads and there are practices we can all change to help.

 “Keep your eyes on the road and not on your phone, be aware of vulnerable road users and most importantly slow down. Drive so others survive”, said Mr Papadopoulos.

Tamworth region Deputy Mayor Phil Betts said that the public can help reduce fatal and casualty crashes by being aware and changing your habits.

“Each year around 1,200 people are killed and 44,000 are injured on Australian roads. It is not only the people that lose their lives, it is the families that suffer.

“We have a large network of roads across Tamworth, as the recent COVID restrictions have been eased, more people are now coming into regional areas of NSW and we have seen a significant amount of traffic coming in to Tamworth,” said Cr Betts.

For a limited time only, free coffee vouchers will be handed out at the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre on The Ringers Road, and are to be redeemed at the onsite café Strings and Beans.

Take the Pledge online by visiting roadsafetyweek.com.au or #DriveSoOthersSurvive and show your support by:

  • Wearing a yellow ribbon.
  • Displaying a yellow ribbon on your vehicle
  • Checking out the buildings and bridges lit up in yellow.
  • Taking a pledge to drive without distraction.
  • Driving within the posted speed limit. 

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